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Umatilla Prison Powwow Helps Inmates Connect To Their Roots

East Oregonian | Aug. 22, 2016

Two Rivers Correctional Institution held its first powwow, attended by 63 inmates, more than 50 guests and 27 representatives from American Indian tribes and organizations.

Portland Heat No Match For PDX Adult Soapbox Derby

OPB | Aug. 20, 2016

The 2016 PDX Adult Soapbox Derby tore through Mount Tabor Park in Southeast Portland Saturday, where temperatures reached the mid-90s.

Darcelle Crowned World's 'Oldest Drag Queen Performer' By Guinness

OPB | Aug. 17, 2016

Guinness World Records awarded the City of Roses’ grand dame — who operates Darcelle XV, the longest-running drag revue west of the Mississippi — the designation this week.

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Oregon's 1st Gold Medalist Led An Extraordinary Life

OPB | Aug. 15, 2016 6 a.m. | Portland

Alfred Carlton Gilbert, Oregon's first gold medalist, was an incredible athlete but he also a magician, inventor and successful businessman. 

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First-Ever Marijuana Growers' Fair Opens In Salem

AP | Aug. 13, 2016 midnight | Salem, Oregon

People flocked to Oregon's first-ever marijuana growers' fair on Saturday where a competition for best pot plants was being held, with the winners to be displayed at the Oregon State Fair.

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Meet The Lightbulb Lady Of Portland

OPB | Aug. 11, 2016 3:06 p.m.

Tourists come from as far as Tokyo to gaze upon Sunlan Lighting's electric glow, and its owner, Kay “The Lightbulb Lady” Newell is happy to greet them. Well, sort of.

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The Law Was Against Her. So She Fought The Law.

OPB | Aug. 11, 2016 2:58 p.m.

All Amber Starks wanted to do was braid hair for foster kids. Turns out, it used to be illegal to style hair in the state of Oregon without a special cosmetology license.  

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Where’s Your Kilimanjaro?

OPB | Aug. 11, 2016 2:10 p.m.

Multiple myeloma patients, supporters, doctors and caregivers climb some of the world’s most difficult mountains to show how recent advancements in treatment are helping patients.

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The Most Exciting Sport You’ve Never Heard Of

OPB | Aug. 11, 2016 1:47 p.m.

Traditionally, men have dominated sidecar racing, but “Steady Betty” Herlocker and her monkey Kendra “Red Fury” McDonald, America’s first all-women sidecar racing team, are challenging that.

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Paddling Into The Past

OPB | Aug. 11, 2016 1:27 p.m.

The documentary "Voyagers Without Trace" combines a 1938 French kayaking trio’s pristine archival footage with visuals and insights from present-day experiences.

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2016 Oregon Lens Series Schedule

OPB | Aug. 11, 2016 9:46 a.m.

Oregon Lens showcases some of the best independent films in the Pacific Northwest.

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From Beaver Tail To Stainless Steel: Native Fashion Now At The Portland Art Museum

OPB | Aug. 10, 2016 midnight

Native Fashion Now, a traveling exhibition currently on view at the Portland Art Museum, celebrates more than a half-century of indigenous artists and their work.  

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Hundreds Of Nudists Converge On Eugene To Mingle, Play And Lobby

KLCC | Aug. 9, 2016 9:09 a.m. | Eugene, Oregon

This week, hundreds of people will gather near Eugene and bare all for a national nudist convention. But it's not all fun and sun for these nudists, there are serious public policy issues to discuss.

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